The way to reduce diesel smoke is simply to press less on the accelerator, yet gain engine torque. Our method of smoke reduction involves using the Surbo (air suction turbo), which with jets and a vortex, is able to draw in more air during acceleration, to match the increased diesel injected then, due to added foot pressure on the accelerator.
Surbo fitted in the pipe after the air filter of 2008 Peugeot Expert 2.0 turbodiesel, and testimonial from the owner.
Diesel smoke can often come from driving habits. Many drivers will start off in 2nd gear, because they feel that first gear is too short, and often change up to the next gear around 2000 rpm, which may be too soon because the next gear starts at a lower rpm, where the engine may not have developed its full torque. The result is that the accelerator is pressed too much, and with the low rpm, little air is induced, and it is not able to combine fully with the excessive diesel. Therefore, lots of smoke can be produced.
First gear is used, instead of second gear, for initial acceleration. The shorter gearing means it is easier for the engine to turn, and the Surbo's added air pressure means higher revs, so making this gear a useful gear for the open road. The engine could reach 5000 rpm with just half accelerator pressure, due to the Surbo charging the air. As there is higher rpm, there is more air to mop up the diesel, so reducing diesel smoke. The higher revs means that subsequent gears start from a higher, stronger rpm, so that less of the accelerator needs to be pressed.
Some drivers think that revving high may be bad for the engine, but they do not realize that diesel engines are stronger than petrol engines, which operate at higher rpm all the time. In fact, diesel engines can go hundreds of thousands of miles without repair, so letting them rev higher to get more speed and reduce smoke is quite all right. Furthermore, fuel is saved due to the lessened accelerator pressure because of the Surbo.
So, if you have a diesel vehicle, and you need to get more power, save some diesel, reduce smoke, or all of the above, the Surbo is ideal for your vehicle. Contact us for a try.
VW Caddy Turbo Diesel
Proton Wira 2.0 Diesel
10% fuel saving with mixed driving and more on highways
Faster acceleration, especially from standstill for automatic cars
Higher top speed, which means easier cruising
Higher RPM capability, rev limit possible with just 1/2 throttle!
Instant automatic gear kickdown
Safer, more confident overtaking
Better hill climbing power
Less diesel smoke, even with more speed
Reduced CO2 emissions from vehicles
Money saved, more than from fuel savings
Transferability. Use your Surbo on your next car
Lifetime warranty on both the Surbo and installation
What is Surbo?
The Twin Surbo, 2 Surbos in series for even more low rpm torque
Surbo versus other engine accessories and parts
When the Surbo is most useful
Dynamometer Test Results
How Surbo increases engine compression at low rpm and prevents excessive compression at high rpm
How Surbo increases engine efficiency
How Surbo prevents harmful engine knocking
How Surbo may help your engine so it can last longer
FAQ: Frequently asked questions
How Surbo works for diesel engines
How Surbo's increased air density enhances diesel technology, and raises peak RPM
Diagram: Surbo's effect on the whole vehicle
Diagram: Surbo on petrol turbocharged engines
Diagram: Surbo on diesel engines
Diagram: Surbo on turbo diesel engines
Some vehicles recommended for Surbo
Automatic cars fitted with Surbo
Manual cars fitted with Surbo
Surbo5 for larger engines
Petrol turbo cars fitted with Surbo
Petrol CVT cars fitted with Surbo
Petrol hybrid cars fitted with Surbo
Petrol supercharged cars fitted with Surbo
Natural gas car fitted with Surbo
Diesel and turbodiesel vehicles fitted with Surbo
Motorcycles fitted with Surbo
Photos of Surbos installed in various cars
Why choose Surbo?
Surbo will pass vehicle inspections due to lower emissions
30 day money back guarantee
What happens during the Surbo installation
List of Surbo dealers by country
Buy Surbo online with installation guide, if there's no dealer near you
Join us as dealer for your area
Surbo on racing gokart
Surbo on Honda Civic (runner up in Singapore race)
Surbo wins India race
History of the Surbo company
How the Surbo came to be
Aftersales service and advice, on accessories or compatible vehicles
User guide for Surbo
Automotive engineering and other applications of Surbo